Kingston Presbyterian Church in celebration of its 300th Anniversary presented “Cemetery Tales” on October 14, 2023
On a rainy afternoon… Rev. Sharyl Dixon welcomed nine persons buried in the Kingston Presbyterian Church cemetery…
Dorothea “Jimmie” Potts, local business owner and investor talked about the development of US Route 1 and life in Kingston
Pastor David Comfort spoke of ministry in Kingston and beyond
Umeko Shimomura spoke of her life in Japan and as a farmer in 1920’s California, and then internment during World War II in Arizona.
William Van Tilburgh spoke of his time as Inn Keeper in Kingston
William Flemer Jr. spoke of founding Princeton Nurseries in Kingston, life in the army, and being a nurseryman
Lulu Briggs spoke of her love of Kingston and desire to help all Kingston children to further their education
Peter V. Shann spoke of life in the Union Army, and farming after the war.
Blanche Woolf, born Blanche Peebles, spoke of running Peebles General Store in Kingston
Senator Charles B. Moore spoke of life in Kingston and in the New Jersey Senate.
Reflections were based on research by George Luck Jr. and Peyton Dixon.
Video of the event….
Although the event was planned for the cemetery itself, the rain that day caused us to move to the lower level of the Presbyterian Church, a location which allowed us to record the event for posterity. The video of the event (1 hour and 21 minutes long) is available HERE.